Día de Los Muertos 5K: Honoring Donor Families
The Día de los Muertos Fun Run in Houston had a special connection to donor families this year, as LifeGift was the beneficiary of the event.
We were chosen as this year’s beneficiary because of our emphasis on reaching Hispanic communities and educating this specific demographic on organ, eye and tissue donation.
Nancy Rodriguez, Ambassador of Hope and donor mother, made an altar with “ofrendas” for her daughter, Fergy, tissue donor, and honored her 15 months of life on earth.
Nancy also shared her story on stage and captivated the hearts and minds of the audience, moving some members of the audience to register as donors at the LifeGift booth. She and her family are proud of their decision for Fergy to be a donor. Today, they honor her life by offering HOPE to others.
Thank you to Houston Fun Runs for the opportunity.